Home > Archives > Arts & Culture > 2012
Back to Main Article Archive

Arts & Culture


May 2012

Archives by Date: Search Back to Main
   13 Articles Returned

Photography By Nikolaj Lund Plays a Surrealist Note

May 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Nikolaj Lund, Danish musician turned photographer is capturing portraiture in an entirely new light. His work channels a sense of classicism immersed inside a surrealist world, featuring various types of musicians in unlikely environments and poses. In many ways, Lund's photography creates a visual representation of music itself. Lund captures the abstract quality of how instrumentation makes us feel...... Read More

Underwater Museum Brings Sculptures to Life

May 24, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Being able to display your work as an artist is a very important and exciting experience. Some hope to put their work in museums, in parks, or even the streets in a major city. For Jason deCaires Taylor, the depths of the ocean floor was the perfect place to make his beautiful art work come alive.... Read More

How Much Could Your Instagram Photos be Worth?

May 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

A free photo sharing program that was initially launched in October of 2010, Instagram gained immediate popularity for its artsy, Polaroid-like effect on photographs taken with simple cell phone cameras. With its distinctly vintage appeal and grainy yet vibrant colors, Instagram allowed even those without a photographer’s eye to feel like an artist... Read More

Urs Fischer Shocks With Nude Exhibition in Italy

May 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Spring ushered in a racy new exhibit which is on display at the Palazzo Grassi in Venezia, Italy. The exhibit features works by contemporary Swiss artist Urs Fischer. The artist, who was born in 1973, is best known for large-scale installation and sculptures that have been placed in special collections around the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.... Read More

Artist Spencer Finch Harnesses Light To Capture Creative Spirit

May 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Spencer Finch, perhaps best known for his contemporary light installations, is a rare combination of artist and scientist, maker and philosopher. With his work, Finch seeks to capture the fleeting, the invisible, and the mundane, but most of all, Finch attempts to capture and recreate the atmosphere in which we experience the world. During a period of time, Finch travelled to places that have both ignited the imagination and been residence to some of history’s most talented artists and writers, measuring and capturing light as if attempting to bottle the spirit of creativity itself.... Read More

Textile Artist Creates Amazing, Life-Sized Drawings Using Thread

May 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

British-based artist, Debbie Smyth, doesn’t create her amazing installation pieces using, canvas, paint, paper, or any of the typical materials you think when you hear the word “drawing,” or “art.” Instead, Smyth, an accomplished crafter of textiles, recreates scenes and objects from the world around us using thread. Her incredible pieces have been featured on the front cover of the New York Times and have been commissioned by the likes of Sony, Red Cross Canada, Mr. Jones Watches and many others.... Read More

Sotheby's & Christie's Record-Breaking Auctions Total $654.5 Million

May 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The luxury art world had an astounding week, with Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York auctioning big name works. On Wednesday Sotheby’s accrued a total of 266 million dollars for the sale of Francis Bacon’s Figure Writing Reflected in a Mirror, Andy Warhol’s Double Elvis, and Roy Lichtenstein’s Sleeping Girl. The works sold for $44.9, $37, and again, $44.9 million, respectively.... Read More

Arkansas Museum Joins Louvre To Showcase Incredible American Art Treasures

May 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Ruth Mitchell

You are going to hear a lot more about Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Arkansas. The New York Times calls it " the art museum Wal-mart money built.” Or you might have heard about the uproar caused by Alice Walton’s purchase of a landmark Hudson River School landscape painting, Kindred Spirits, by Asher B. Durand, from the New York Public Library for around $35 million.... Read More

Christie's $388.5 Million Post-War and Contemporary Art Auction

May 9, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

It is a rare week when there is no new world records being reported on in the public-sale industry. This week’s auction-adventure tale stems from Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale last night, in New York City, that resulted in total sales for the event of $388,488,000.... Read More

Joy Garnett's Momentary Explosions are Blowing Up the Art World

May 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

New York artist Joy Garnett has introduced some interesting theories into the artworks that have made her popular, by reinventing photos and transforming them into explosive paintings. Although she uses paint and canvas like a traditional artist, her works are created from photographic images of explosions she sources from the Internet.... Read More

Suspended Sculpture Uses Science & LED Light Technology

May 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Artist Cliff Garten has received two individual artistic fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bush Foundation Fellowship for Individual Artists, the Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship, and the Jerome Foundation Travelling Artist Grant for his incredible work on more than fifty sculptures throughout North America. Garten's work can be found in collaboration with projects that include architecture, landscaping, and engineering.... Read More

The Scream Sets Record at Sotheby's Fetching $120 Million

May 3, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

It is likely that the sale of one of the versions of Edvard Munch’s The Scream at $119,922,500 at Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art auction last night prompted more than a few shouts from members of the art community. The sales price sets a new record for a work of art to be sold at auction.... Read More

George Washington's Signed Personal Copy of the Acts of Congress Heading to Auction

May 1, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Christie’s will auction an artifact of American history that was the personal property of the country’s first president.... Read More

Jaeger LeCouture Air New Zealand 70 Sunreef Power Sea Bass
Jaeger LeCouture Air New Zealand 70 Sunreef Power Sea Bass